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NO. R-303.  Senate concurrent resolution in memory of Dr. Lawrence Myers of Waitsfield.


     By Senators Doyle, Cummings and Scott,

     By Representative Hosford of Waitsfield,

Whereas, Dr. Lawrence (Larry) Myers’s career as a leader in the field of public education spanned many decades, and

Whereas, he grew up in New York City and served as an aerial navigator in the Pacific during World War II, and

Whereas, after his military discharge, Larry Myers enrolled at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland, and subsequently, he attended the University of Chicago and New York University, where he was awarded two master’s degrees, and earned a Ph.D. from Union Graduate School, and

Whereas, he taught as an elementary school teacher both in New Jersey and Vermont before joining the Johnson State College faculty where he was a tenured professor of education for over two decades until his retirement in 1994, and

Whereas, Dr. Larry Myers was a guiding mentor for hundreds of students who became teachers in Vermont and elsewhere, and

Whereas, through his continuing political advocacy, Dr. Larry Myers sought to improve the quality of public education for students and society, and

Whereas, he was an enthusiastic and active proponent of youth sports and demonstrated this commitment as president of the Mad River Valley Little League, as a founder and first president of Harwood Hockey, and as a fundraiser for many athletic teams, and

Whereas, annually, the Larry Myers Award is presented to the two most improved players on the Harwood tennis team, and

Whereas, Larry Myers worked to increase the availability of primary health care in his community and was a founder and board member of the Mad River Valley Medical Center, and

Whereas, in recent years, Larry Myers had dedicated much of his attention to improving health care services offered to older Vermonters, and he served on the boards of the Dartmouth Center for Aging and the Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, and

Whereas, after a personally fulfilling life of service in his profession and the community, Dr. Larry Myers died on February 2, 2008, at the age of 85, and his survivors include his wife, Helen, his sons, Lawrence and Daniel, and two grandchildren, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly expresses its condolences to the family of Dr. Lawrence Myers of Waitsfield, and be it further

Resolved:  That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Helen Myers in Waitsfield.

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont